PEAK Summer Camp | Recreational Services | Kent State University

PEAK Summer Camp

2018 PEAK Registration now Open! 

The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University is excited to offer weekly themed camps for its 18th consecutive year.  PEAK Summer Camp is designed for children 6 - 12 years of age, and also offers a Leader-in-Training program for campers 13 - 15 years of age. PEAK Summer Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Each session is facilitated by highly motivated and energetic students and professionals. All camp counselors are certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Activities change weekly based on the theme, but the camp follows a similar structure each week; there is also swimming every day. Lunch, snacks and a T-shirt are provided.

There are nine weeks of PEAK Summer Camp beginning June 4 and ending August 10. Sign up for one week, all nine weeks, or any number of weeks in between. The PEAK day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Before care is available starting at 7:30 a.m. After care is available until 5:30 p.m. Please note there is no camp during the week of July 4 in observance of Independence Day.


Register for PEAK 
You may register online or in person in the Pro Shop. If you register online, please be sure to change the program filter on the left side of the page to Summer 2018:

If you wish to register online, please view the following tutorial videos to walk you through the new online registration process:

The PEAK summer camp fee is $150/week. There is a $15 off discount for each additional child attending the same session. The sibling discount must be applied manually, therefore it must be paid in person in the Pro Shop or over the phone. Extended care options are for an extra fee, $20/week for one option or $30/week for both options.  

Weekly Themes:

  • Tropical Paradise - Week 1: June 4 - 8

    Take a load off and enjoy the relaxation of the beach and ocean with us for fun luau games, beach-themed crafts, and enjoy ocean water games!

  • PEAKing with Performance - Week 2: June 11 - 15

    Keeping a healthy lifestyle is very important, and staying active is a great start. Join us for traditional sports like basketball, soccer and football as well as non-traditional activities like obstacle courses and yoga!

  • Cartoon Craziness - Week 3: June 18 - 22

    Have you ever wished you could jump into your tv? Join us for a week full of retro and current themed games and activities from the cartoon characters of all forms!

  • Happy Holidays - Week 4: June 25 - 29

    Join us as we fit as many holidays into one week as we can. Gingerbread houses, spooky spirited games and a camp wide egg hunt, just to name a few.

  • NO CAMP: July 2 - 6

  • Education Invasion - Week 5: July 9 - 13

    Grab your lab goggles and thinking caps for this week full of brain teasers and experiments that will blow your mind!

  • Under the Lights - Week 6: July 16 - 20

    Being at the center of the spotlight ever intrigue you? This week we step into the bright lights of the world’s entertainers with circus crafts, famous movie games and a talent show!

  • A PEAK Around the World - Week 7: July 23 - 27

    Join us as we stamp our passports around the world! With “trips” to Italy, Spain, China, and even the good ole USA, we will explore games and crafts that are unique to different cultures.

  • Animal Adventures - Week 8: July 30 - Aug. 3

    “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Join us on a quest for animals on land and in water as we explore nature’s beautiful creatures. Safari hunts, creative animal masks and rock climbing are just a few activities that campers will explore!

  • Campers Takeover - Week 9: Aug. 6 - 10

    Campers take over Kent State this week! To wrap up the summer, campers will choose from their favorite activities of the summer to create a perfect farewell week!


Please contact Greg Bailey, PEAK Camp Director, for additional information or questions.